The App that Built Itself: The Story of Intuition Journal

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  • November 16, 2013
Intuition Journal is not your ordinary app. Or maybe it is. All I know is that it had a very mysterious way of coming about.
It was something that I personally needed and didn’t exist yet, which is why I built it, but there was much more to it than that. Something unexplainable… something deeper… and in a way, the app built itself.

In the beginning, Intuition Journal was not a part of my plan. I was busy working on a totally different project. A creative development game. Something I was familiar and comfortable with.

A few months into things, however, the idea for an “intuition journal” popped into my mind. At first, I brushed it off. But then, the idea kept pushing its way into my awareness. While I was meditating, taking a shower, walking, or working on the other project, the idea kept creeping in.

It was always very subtle. Like a slight, gentle whisper.

I assumed that it was just my overactive mind, wandering off track instead of focusing on what I was supposed to be doing.

However, as the months progressed, Intuition Journal kept infiltrating my mind. It seemed that the more I tried to push the thoughts away, the stronger and more frequent they would become.

It is a bit difficult to explain… The idea came as an impulse, an impression, a feeling. Sort of like a little nudge, as if something was trying to get my attention.

I finally decided to write it down in my “list of ideas that maybe I will get to one day, but probably won’t”, and then filed it away.

No matter what I did, though, the little whispers kept coming.

Then, the wake-up call…

After several months of this, the universe delivered a big wake up call. I guess it was done being subtle. The project that I was working on hit an unexpected snag and was forced to shut down. WTF?!

To say that I was devastated is a huge understatement.

In just a fraction of a second, I was hit with an intense wave of panic and too many emotions to count. You know, like when you are suddenly blindsided by news that you weren’t expecting that totally pulls the rug out from under you? Yeah, that feeling. The “I can’t breathe, the whole world is caving in, heart dropping, punched in the stomach, oh my GOD, what the f*ck am I going to do now?” feeling.

What stopped me from totally freaking out, which I definitely did there for a moment, were mysterious synchronicites that had been occurring over the last few weeks and increasing in frequency. (More on this in a future post.)

It seemed that something was trying to get my attention, as if I was being given a string of clues. Clues meant just for me.

It was something so unexplainable that it sparked a bit of wonder and curiosity. It was also a life raft that I could cling to. A tiny glimmer of hope…

But, what did it all mean? There was nowhere to turn to for these kinds of answers.

In order to make sense of it all, I turned inward.

Out of desperation, I decided to meditate. And write. Both of which have always helped me in the past. I knew that if I could just quiet my mind, answers would come.

Quite quickly, the answers did arrive. In fact, they were already all there, waiting for me in my journal.

During those months while I was working on my other project, doubts and anxiety had begun to creep in. To process these feelings, I wrote in my journal.

Looking through all of my old journal entries and notes, I saw how often the idea for Intuition Journal popped up. Over the course of several months, it had come up nearly every day!

Luckily, I had captured all of these thoughts and ideas in writing.

Once I had calmed down, I also noticed something interesting…

There was a part of me that felt relieved. Despite the countless hours I had invested in my other project, and the heavy feeling that all of that time and energy had been wasted, it felt as if a weight had been lifted. I somehow felt a bit lighter. Freer.

It was in that moment that I finally accepted what the universe had been telling me all along…

And so, Intuition Journal was born.

After months of struggle and trying to get my attention, the app finally willed its way into existence.

Everything about Intuition Journal was brought about by my personal experience and real life needs. Everything that helped me, I put into the app.

I wish I had something like it at the time!

Nothing else existed yet. So, I had to piece everything together into a system that worked for me.

This system and the processes I used are what Intuition Journal consists of today. The journal, the exercises, the tips, the tools, plus extra features that make it even better and easier to use.

(There are also many other tools and resources out there which have aided me on this journey, most of which came to me serendipitously, exactly when I needed it most.)

My intention for Intuition Journal

It is my sincere hope that Intuition Journal will serve as a valuable tool for others. That it will reach whoever it is meant to reach and help people stay calm in moments of confusion, make decisions that lead to joy and fulfillment, and most of all, help people to reconnect with themselves, remember who they truly are, and trust the voice within.

Of course, you don’t need the app to achieve this. It just makes it easier! :-)

How will things go? I don’t know. That part of the story has not been written yet.

But, no matter what happens, I feel more at peace.

Intuition Journal wanted to be born and I am happy to have finally been able to let it come through.

Although there is so much more that I would love to do with it, I know that this is just the beginning. And I am so thrilled and grateful to be able to share it all with you!


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